(born 11 August 1941) is an English rapist
who kidnapped Julie Dart on 9 July 1991 and Stephanie Slater on 22 January 1992.
In July 1993, he was sentenced to life imprisonment
for the murder of an 18-year-old Leeds
resident Julie Dart.Tingle, Len. , BBC News
, November 6, 2003. Accessed June 4, 2008
Sams has continued to offend since he was first imprisoned, attacking a female probation officer
with a metal spike
. He received an addition of eight years to his term for this act.
He was awarded £4,000 damages when the prison service lost his artificial leg
when moving him from one prison to another. He also attempted to sue Slater for libel
claiming that he never raped her. He has also brought a civil
case because he thinks that his prison bed
is too hard.
Sams made the news again in April 2007 when, in a letter to Inside Time
, he claimed that "OAPs in prison are far better off than those in the community."
Sams was a competitive middle distance......